Automotive Electric and Electronic Distribution Systems - Global Sector Overview and Forecast (Q1 2022 Update)
The need to reduce cost, cut emissions, improve fuel economy and safety are the main forces driving the electrical and electronic distribution systems (EEDS) market. Manufacturers point out that the increasing use of electronics hard- and software can significantly help address these concerns. The popularity of hybrid vehicles is also placing demands on EEDS components. For instance, the additional voltage level for the electric drive must be safely distributed between the assemblies of equipment.
Furthermore, the already existing demand for weight reduction becomes far more critical when the extra weight of the electro-motor and hybrid battery is considered. In today's hybrid vehicles, the conventional electrical system and the hybrid electrical system are, for the most part, separate.
As the number of electrical features and electronically controlled functions on a vehicle increases, the complexity and need to improve the efficiency of the vehicle's electrical architecture also increase. Motorists' insatiable demand for comfort and convenience features is posing new challenges to manufacturers in terms of designing each new vehicle's EEDS architecture. While they must continually come up with novel ways of packaging certain solutions, they must also balance this need with keeping costs under control by reusing modules, functionalities, hardware and software parts wherever possible. For manufacturers, the increase in the content and complexity of electrical and electronic components also requires a broader overall design perspective.
With the increase in the number of electrical and electronically controlled functions and features on the vehicle, there is an increasing focus on improving the functionality of the vehicle's electrical and electronic architecture. The accent is on integrating the electrical distribution system of wiring, terminals and connectors, junction boxes and electronic modules within the overall architecture of the vehicle. This integration can reduce the overall system cost and weight and improve the reliability and
packaging by reducing the number of wires, terminals and connectors normally required to manage the vehicle's electrical power and signal distribution.
In addition to the conventional wiring harness, there are a number of alternative technologies being used for certain applications which help to reduce the weight and cost. Such alternative solutions to the traditional wire harness loom include multiplexing, fibre optics and flexible printed circuit boards. While each has its advantages and disadvantages, its use entirely depends on the vehicle and application under consideration.
The report "Automotive Electric and Electronic Distribution Systems - Global Sector Overview and Forecast (Q1 2022 Update)", provides a comprehensive overview of the Global Markets, Trends, Shares and Forecasts as well as a technical round-up of various technologies and brief company profiles.
This report on electric and electronic distribution systems includes market trends, shares and forecasts as well as a technical round-up of various technologies and brief company profiles. Manufacturer market share estimates for wire harnesses cover Global, Europe, Japan and North America. The forecasts cover wire harnesses. Hidden under the bonnet, floor and interior trim is a mass of brightly coloured round wire harnesses, serving a number of applications. In addition to what is called the main cable harness, a vehicle also requires a large number of ancillary cable harnesses for individual vehicle parts and modules, such as the engine, instrument panel, doors and seats.
Based on exclusive interviews, primary research and proprietary data this Global Electric and Electronic Distribution Systems market study includes -